HWA and Harlequin Diversity Scholarships

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced new diversity grants, “open to underrepresented, diverse people who have an interest in the horror writing genre, including, but not limited to writers, editors, reviewers, and library workers.” Through funding from NoveListLibraryReadsARRT, and RA for All, four grants of $500 each will be offered in 2020. “The number of grants awarded in the future is subject to the amount of funds raised.”

Applications open September 1, 2020, and close on December 1. Winners will be chosen by a sub-committee of the HWA board and announced on January 4, 2021. For more information, including how to apply, see the Horror Scholarships website. Donations to the diversity grants can be made here.

Harlequin is offering $2,000 Diverse Voices scholarships to provide “financial support to promising writers that want to share their diverse and own voices stories with readers.” One scholarship will be offered in 2021 to an incoming student at Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction MFA Program in Greensburg PA. The Humber School for Writers in Toronto ON has already awarded a Harlequin Diverse Voices scholarship to Mike Sholars. Harlequin will add two additional scholarships at US schools.

For more information, see their official announcement.

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